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  • Obama's Unwise War on Technology Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 12:30 PM ET
    Silicone Chip

    The Obama Administration is waging a silent, unwise war on high-tech, hell-bent on taming a few targets to bolster a get-tough image. The feds’ enmity toward what we’re best at—technology and making money on it—threatens our long-term economic recovery.

  • Google at a Crossroads Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    Google Search

    For the first time in Google's  short, but colorful and profitable history, the company may be faced with more challenges than opportunities; no where is that concern reflected more clearly than in the company's stock price.

  • How Privacy Vanishes Online Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 | 11:46 AM ET

    If a stranger came up to you on the street, would you give him your name, Social Security number and e-mail address?

  • Kneale: Hey Feds ... Leave the Blogosphere Alone Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 12:46 PM ET
    Federal Trade Commission

    The Federal Trade Commission has launched a sweeping crackdown on 50 million bloggers and their hidden ties to makers of products they review.

  • Soon, Bloggers Must Give Full Disclosure Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 12:21 PM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    For nearly three decades, the Federal Trade Commission’s rules regarding the relationships between advertisers and product reviewers and endorsers were deemed adequate. Then came the age of blogging and social media.

  • New FTC Rule Prohibits Petroleum Market Manipulation Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 10:20 AM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission Thursday issued a final rule that it said will prohibit market manipulation in the petroleum industry.

  • Proposed Consumer Protection Agency Gets Mixed Reviews Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 12:32 PM ET

    The Obama administration has proposed a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) that would regulate the fees, penalties, and interest rates for consumer products such as credit cards and mortgages. The administration believes this new agency could enforce disclosure, but do American consumers really need a new layer of regulation?

  • "Credit Repair" Companies -- Declined! Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 6:21 PM ET

    Watch out for so-called "credit repair" companies that claim to be able to work miracles with your credit rating by removing all of the negative items. Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is!

  • Companies Want To Make Your Problem Their Business Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 12:42 PM ET

    If you’re one of the many American’s with bad credit, a credit repair service probably sound pretty appealing. But can they really fix your credit? The short answer is no. Here's why.

  • Google Gets Go-Ahead to Buy DoubleClick Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission will not block Google's $3.1 billion dollar deal to acquire Internet advertising company DoubleClick.

  • XM Satellite: FTC Closes Inquiry Without Action Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    XM Satellite Radio Holdings said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission closed its inquiry into XM's marketing and customer service practices without any action.

  • Internet Ad Self-Regulation Isn't Working, FTC Says Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 12:59 PM ET

    Internet advertisers have fallen short of promised self-regulation in respecting Internet users' privacy, a Federal Trade Commission official said, even as one firm, Tacoda, said it decided to refrain from collecting some sensitive information.

  • Intel Corp. plans to respond quickly to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission request for more information on a plan to merge its flash memory chip business with that of Switzerland's STMicroelectronics NV.

  • Big oil companies did not conspire to raise U.S. gasoline prices last summer, as it was high crude oil costs and supply problems that caused the spike in pump prices, government investigators said Thursday.

  • Rio Tinto, the world's third largest miner by revenues, said Monday it has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $38.1 billion (28 billion euros) takeover of Alcan.

  • Whole Foods and Wild Oats Combination on Hold Again Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 3:51 PM ET

    Whole Foods Market's plan to buy Wild Oats Markets is on hold again after an appeals court demanded more time Monday to consider a request by U.S. antitrust regulators to stop the deal.

  • Feds Appeal Whole Foods-Wild Oats Merger Ruling Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission has also asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to delay the closing of the deal pending the outcome of the appeal.

  • Whole Foods Reports Earnings Above Expectations Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 4:32 PM ET

    Whole Foods Market reported quarterly earnings above Wall Street projections on strong same-store sales.

  • Economist Testifies Against Whole Foods, Wild Oats Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 1:51 PM ET

    Competition between Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Markets had led to lower profit margins, an economist told a U.S. federal judge Tuesday who is weighing whether to block a merger of the organic grocers.

  • At this point, most every business observer seems familiar with the anonymous Web antics of Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey. While corporate-law experts debate the legality of his acts, investors are asking what it all means for the company's value. Andrew Wilkinson, senior market analyst at Interactive Brokers, joined "Power Lunch" to offer the options market's view of Whole Foods.